Driver admits spill
A truck driver has fronted up for a spill of nitrogen urea in Temuka on Monday evening.
Traffic was held up for several hours after 1.5 tonnes was dropped on the northbound lane of King St.
Two police units from Temuka and Geraldine and a fire engine were at the scene for three hours until contractors arrived to clean up the mess about 9pm.
Constable Richard Pattie, of Temuka police, contacted The Herald yesterday, after the story had been published, to say a fertiliser company had contacted him to say they were making inquiries. The driver contacted him soon after.
The driver would be billed for the clean-up and Mr Pattie said he was talking with authorities over whether charges would be laid.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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